Little Tokyo Restaurant in Sitka is perennially good when one has a hankering for sushi. (Please note: I have only sampled the sushi at the restaurant so cannot comment on other menu items.) Rolls have always been fresh-tasting on the many times I have dined at the restaurant. One caveat: I adore ahi, the richly flavored red-fleshed yellowfin tuna that is a staple of sushi and sashimi but one thing I do not like about Little Tokyo's sushi is the tuna served is pinkish in color ala what one sees frozen in supermarkets and treated with "tasteless smoke" aka carbon monoxide for color retention. It tastes "okay" but unlike fresh ahi, it is visually and texturally not all that appealing.
Some of the better, more interesting sushi rolls are the special rolls listed on the back page of the menu. They tend to be bigger than regular rolls with more ingredients and often more varied tastes. Several of LIttle Tokyo's rolls are heavy on cream cheese filler and deep frying. Be sure to check rolls' ingredient lists and sample different rolls that aren't all the same.
The edamame comes out hot--thankfully it is not sitting around getting cold as in some Japanese restaurants I have visited. Seaweed salad has a good flavor; it's something I always order. The texture/size of Little Tokyo's seaweed is a bit different than any I have ever sampled elsewhere but it is tasty.
Service is generally prompt although a bit brusque at times.
The restaurant is located very close to St Michael's Russian Orthodox Cathedral in downtown Sitka, right in the middle of the main part of town. During summer high season the restaurant is open 7 days a week but during off season Little Tokyo closes on Sundays.
While the sushi is not as creative as one will find in some sushi bars, having Little Tokyo in downtown Sitka is a great option for locals and visitors alike when they want a sushi fix.
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